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12/7/2016

The Every Student Succeeds Act prioritizes "timely re-enrollment" in school for students who are transitioning out of the juvenile justice system. The US Department of Education recently released resources to help guide such transitions.

12/7/2016

About 98% of students want colleges and universities to use their personal data to improve the college experience, according to a recent survey by Wakefield Research. Students suggest they would like their data used to help them track graduation requirements and choose courses, among other things.

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Wakefield Research
12/7/2016

US Representative Tom Reed, R-N.Y., is proposing legislation that would force wealthy colleges and universities to spend more of their endowments on student aid. In addition, the law would require institutions that receive federal aid to disclose administrative salaries and keep tuition hikes below the rate of inflation.

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Bloomberg
12/7/2016

Gallery walks allow students to engage with academic content -- and each other -- by sharing and discussing posted poems, images and statements, plus their own work and that of their peers. In this blog post, literacy specialist and graduate-school instructor Rebecca Alber shares five ways to introduce gallery walks in the classroom, including using sticky notes.

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Edutopia.org
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Rebecca Alber
12/7/2016

The English faculty at a New Hampshire high school have been teaching a media-literacy class for years, but it has changed to address new and emerging issues. The rise of fake news during the recent presidential election prompted educators to focus on teaching core concepts of analyzing media messages and sources of information.

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New Hampshire high school
12/7/2016

To mark Computer Science Education Week, 339 New York City public schools are offering coding courses to students. Elementary-, middle- and high-school students also are competing in hack-athons, among other events.

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Daily News (New York)
12/7/2016

The number of US students from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds who performed above expectations on the Program for International Student Assessment climbed 12.3 percentage points between 2006 and 2015, outpacing other countries.

12/7/2016

The Obama administration today has released final regulations for testing and assessments under the Every Student Succeeds Act. Announcement of an $8 million grant for science-test development accompanied the release.

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Barack Obama, ESSA
12/7/2016

Some Miami artists have been working to transform the Wynwood neighborhood, and now they are turning their attention to schools. Principal April Thompson-Williams said the murals make her school a place where students want to be, and principal Derick McKoy said he joined the program to give students access to the arts.

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National Public Radio
12/7/2016

US Education Secretary John King Jr. this week praised Rhode Island as a "national model" for its investment in career and technical education programs, especially computer science. Gov. Gina Raimondo has made it a priority to offer computer science at all public schools in the state to prepare students for the workforce.